5 Years On from #MeToo: What Next for Drama Schools?
5 Years on from #MeToo: What Next for Drama Schools?
Hosted at LAMDA, London
Autumn 2022 marks five years since the #MeToo movement provoked a reappraisal of how theatre operates as an industry, including at training level. As this anniversary approaches, Tonic brought leading drama schools and training institutions together for a day-long event on Friday 10th June, hosted at LAMDA in London.
The event, called Five Years on from #MeToo: What Next for Drama Schools was a solution-focused and practical day of talks, activities and shared learning designed to support drama schools and training institutions in their work to create respectful, safe and inclusive environments for students and staff.
Tonic used the event to launch a digital workbook it has created for drama schools and training institutions to record and track what they need to put in place to encourage healthy learning and working environments and to, as far as possible, reduce the risks of inappropriate use of power.
Since #MeToo, Tonic has been working with drama schools and training institutions to support them to address issues raised by the movement. We primarily do this through our Participate programme, a range of practical workshops for students and staff which explore topics such as consent, establishing boundaries, building healthy power dynamics and managing fear and developing resilience.
Supported by The Federation of Drama Schools and Nick Hern Books
You can read a blog by Tonic’s Gina Abolins about what happened at the event.
“I found all aspects of the event to be insightful, challenging and inspiring. The event highlighted how far we have yet to go, but also that there is so much developmental support available both form companies such as Tonic, and from all our colleagues across the Higher Education sector”Event Attendee